Wednesday, March 11, 2009

the law that i'm breaking always.


huh huh huh new Z Gun rag (if you don't read this you really should because it is both keeping shit old skool and rad as hell)...huge article on Riot Grrrl (wtf?!) written by a dude (!) and is awesome because it's covering THE MUSIC and not THE MESSAGE (for the most part)...this is something that needs to be done, culturally, because the RG movement had some of the most fucked up weird awesome inventive punk rox coming from it. shan't be ignored! the article even makes mention of Blood Sausage, who no one remembers but were, like, pretty much one of the best bands to come out of RG UK. mmm, in addition to Riot Grrrl coverage there is a very insightful Dan Melchior interview, an interview w/the man of Die Stasi Records which is one of my favorite comtemporary labels, some Billy Bao, some other great stuff, a billion reviews, etc. just get it.

sidenote: i've been listening to this crazy-ass thing like a maniac lately. essential listening if yr into broke-ass and druggy "machine funk." Chaos: 1978-1986 is the first ever reissue (collects two 7"s and a 12"), and i'm pretty sure that the LP is already out of print (boo). basically, out of the rubble of late 1970-80s Washington DC rose Wicked Witch, aka Richard Simms, who made all these creepily awesome lo-fi/lo-budget experimental funk recordings (almost all instrumental), heavy-bass grooves with weird synths and heavy on experimentation. there is influence-a-plenty (Sun Ra, P/Funkadelic, James Brown, etc.) but this disc is as real as it gets. i would put up a song for you but someone would have to get me into all that vinyl-to-mp3 bullshit.

ps oh snap! live Blood Sausage:

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